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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Frey hoping to land retirement apartments

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:08 PM

FEB. 15, 1964

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 44 years ago:

Firelands Retirement Apartments promoters to consider Norwalk

Wearing the two hats of a mayor and a building owner, Mayor Louis G. Frey will confer this week with representatives of Firelands Retirement Centers unit. The retirement apartment promoters are coming to Norwalk in response to a letter of invitation by Frey.

Firelands Retirement Centers is on the rebound after a proposed project in Vermilion was turned down by city officials. Revelation of the invitation to view Norwalk as a potential site was made yesterday by Mrs. Norman G. Duke, Lorain, after the Vermilion refusal was made official.

When contacted by phone yesterday afternoon, Frey indicated a letter had been dispatched to retirement apartment promoters asking them to consider Norwalk. He said the group would be in town this week to inspect the city and its potential for the retirement center.

Blue 'N' Gold beat

Two seniors, John Arthur and Richard McLaughlin, attended a Chamber of Commerce delegation Tuesday at Youngstown. The boys, chosen by principal James Ross to be Norwalk High representatives and accompanied by Mr. Tom Paffenbarger, a member of the Chamber, traveled to Youngstown to listen to discussions on the merits of bills to be presented in Congress.

Plans are underway for the Sadie Hawkins Dance, sponsored by the junior class. This dance calls for Dogpatch style clothes and girl-ask-boy invitations. Class president Becky Baxter says the tentative date is March 14. Decorations, refreshments and entertainment committees are soon to be chosen.

Enter Novitiate

Miss Alice Marie Hammersmith and Miss Jane Victoria Herkender entered the Notre Dame Novitiate, Toledo, as postulates on Feb. 2. They attended St. Paul School for eight years and took their high school studies at Notre Dame Academy, Toledo. Miss Hammersmith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hammersmith, Norwalk RD 2, and Miss Herkender is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Herkender, 5 Central Blvd.

Truckers bump Rams





These were the words that Norwalk High Trucker Coach Grant Walls used last night to describe his charges' 52-40 victory over Upper Sandusky.

The Norwalk victory did not just come from the Truckers holding a hot hand from the field, although they did manage to hit on 34 percent of their shots. The general feeling in the locker room after the game called it a great team effort. Assistant Varsity Coach Larry Zimmer especially emphasized that fact.

Guard Jess Hirbe took game honors with 14 points and had seven out of 15 from the field. Bill Blackburn scored 12 points while center Malcolm Fowler added 10. Rick Kohlmyer led the team in rebounds with 11 and was high in the plus department with nine.

- Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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